Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, June 23
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST

4 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST
Advocacy Leader/State Leader Training & Reception*

Monday, June 24
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST

  • Check-in
  • Breakfast (please note: Survivors will be invited to a special Survivor Breakfast)
  • General Session
  • Panel Discussion - Accelerating Progress: Creating More Moments
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Lunch
  • General Sessions
  • State Caucuses: Practice for the Hill
  • Tuesday, June 25
    7 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST**

    • Breakfast
    • Kickoff to Hill Day
    • Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill
    • Photo on Capitol Hill Steps (12:15 p.m. EST)
    • Post Hill Gathering (optional)

    *Invitation Only
    **End time varies based on each attendee’s Congressional meeting schedule

    Breakout Sessions

    Facing Risk Factors Head On – Gloria Peterson, PhD & Lynn Matrisian, Chief Science Officer
    Understand the familial patterns and hereditary risk of pancreatic cancer as well as sporadic risk factors such as new-onset diabetes. Learn more about PanCAN’s collaboration with the National Cancer Institute to use the link between new-onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer to accelerate progress for an early detection protocol.

    Emerging Pancreatic Cancer Research – Dr. Anirban Maitra
    Get an inside look at the developing landscape of pancreatic cancer research. From stromal disruption to targeted therapy to immunotherapy, researchers are tackling one of the world’s toughest cancer from all angles.

    Collaborative Models in Health Data Sharing – Sudheer Doss, Chief Data Officer & Jenny Isaacson, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Projects
    Accelerating progress in the field of pancreatic cancer requires a strong collaborative effort. Learn more about how PanCAN is leading efforts and utilizing patient focused approaches to change the status quo for health data sharing.

    Young Advocates – Natascha Martin, Training Manager
    Young advocates have an important role during Advocacy Day, so we have a training session just for participants age 6 to 12. This session will introduce our advocacy program and prepare them for meetings on Capitol Hill in a fun and age-appropriate setting. Please note that children must be registered individually for Advocacy Day.

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